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(Discover)   15,000 year old explosion sends octillion ton cannonball screaming away at 10 million mph. What have *you* done today?   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) divider line 31
    More: Interesting, neutron stars, XMM-Newton, light-years, tidal forces, binary systems, main sequence star, Digitized Sky Survey, Wolfram Alpha  
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2012-06-29 05:11:36 PM
Your mom.
 
2012-06-29 05:31:13 PM

gopher321: Your mom.


He's right, your mom has seen a few explosions like that in her time.......
 
2012-06-29 05:33:46 PM
Nonillion much, you?
 
2012-06-29 05:53:31 PM
fast enough to cross the entire United State in two seconds flat!

:-\
 
2012-06-29 05:56:25 PM
♫ Don't you know that you are a shooting star.... ♫
 
2012-06-29 07:09:19 PM
Pooped....a few times.
 
2012-06-29 07:32:04 PM
FTFA: These things have been seen before..

WTF?!?

REALLY?!?

Telescopes have photographed neutron stars being being thrown free by the exploding nova?

I didn't know that and just amazed by it.
 
2012-06-29 07:40:26 PM
FTFA: [Click to Chandrasekharenate.]

Stop that.
 
2012-06-29 07:44:37 PM
Space is just so farking cool. Thanks, Bad Astronomer.

/I should really know your fark handle by now.
 
2012-06-29 07:49:32 PM

chopit: Space is just so farking cool. Thanks, Bad Astronomer.

/I should really know your fark handle by now.


[not_sure_if_serious.jpg]
 
2012-06-29 07:58:13 PM
content6.flixster.com

Cannonball.... cannonball comin... cannonball comin'
 
2012-06-29 08:10:37 PM
Great! Now adding "Run away neutron star" to the list of things that could pretty much literally hurl out of space and kill us all....

/With no knowledge to back it up other than what I know about gravity the damn thing would probably just need to pass within the orbit of Pluto to fling us off into space....or kill us with x-rays..... or cause so many objects to leave the Kuiper belt that we'd be smashed in the ensuing shotgun blast of comets....
 
2012-06-29 08:16:29 PM

chopit: Space is just so farking cool. Thanks, Bad Astronomer.

/I should really know your fark handle by now.


I usually post under my other handle: Bevets.
 
2012-06-29 08:25:44 PM

gopher321: Your mom.



ll-media.tmz.com!!
 
2012-06-29 08:39:36 PM
TFA says 10M km/h, not 10M mph.
 
2012-06-29 08:51:44 PM
First of all, we all know from the remastered and perfected Episode IV, any large body that explodes in space eminates a perfect ring of energy from a smaller sparkley explosion.
Secondly, +1 to The Bad Astronomer for a neat link. -1 to aforementioned for inappropriate summoning.
 
2012-06-29 09:21:48 PM
He who smelt it dealt it.
 
2012-06-29 09:27:10 PM
Whacked it.
 
2012-06-29 09:41:37 PM

Fizpez: Great! Now adding "Run away neutron star" to the list of things that could pretty much literally hurl out of space and kill us all....

/With no knowledge to back it up other than what I know about gravity the damn thing would probably just need to pass within the orbit of Pluto to fling us off into space....or kill us with x-rays..... or cause so many objects to leave the Kuiper belt that we'd be smashed in the ensuing shotgun blast of comets....


Not likely.

We'd see it coming just for sake of how we discovered it from the article. The superheated gas it emitted would give us indications it was coming tens of thousands of years before it even had a chance to hurt us.

What would more likely what would happen is Earth would be showered with comets from the oort cloud if something like that came our way. Gravity is far too weak of a force to affect a planet our size from that distance away.
 
2012-06-29 09:55:39 PM
I'm not sure it was *quite* octillion tons, but my bowel movement was pretty impressive nonetheless. There was corn.
 
2012-06-29 09:57:31 PM

The Bad Astronomer: chopit: Space is just so farking cool. Thanks, Bad Astronomer.

/I should really know your fark handle by now.

I usually post under my other handle: Bevets.


I finally had to favorite you for that one.

Purple, just like the glow from those x-rays. Dear lord...
 
2012-06-29 10:01:16 PM
Yay, poop thread!
 
2012-06-29 10:07:58 PM
'Bated.
 
2012-06-29 10:46:48 PM

The Bad Astronomer: chopit: Space is just so farking cool. Thanks, Bad Astronomer.

/I should really know your fark handle by now.

I usually post under my other handle: Bevets.


i111.photobucket.com

/so much win
 
2012-06-29 11:38:14 PM

gopher321: Your mom.


images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Approves
 
2012-06-30 12:13:52 AM

The Bad Astronomer: chopit: Space is just so farking cool. Thanks, Bad Astronomer.

/I should really know your fark handle by now.

I usually post under my other handle: Bevets.


You know that would be strangely fitting : )

Not right but fitting.
 
2012-06-30 12:19:28 AM

The Bad Astronomer: chopit: Space is just so farking cool. Thanks, Bad Astronomer.

/I should really know your fark handle by now.

I usually post under my other handle: Bevets.


weknowmemes.com
 
2012-06-30 01:14:34 AM

The Bad Astronomer: chopit: Space is just so farking cool. Thanks, Bad Astronomer.

/I should really know your fark handle by now.

I usually post under my other handle: Bevets.


I thought I liked you, but you're a horrible, horrible man.
 
2012-06-30 08:04:51 AM
Meh, I vote streetlight.
 
2012-06-30 08:42:26 AM
Looks like I'm going to haul this out and shoot it this week:

i54.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-30 10:51:47 AM
static.flickr.com
 
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